Adios

Adios

From May 27, 2021 Yesterday, I dragged myself thought my last full day in Haiti. On Tuesday night at 7:45pm, Gabens visited me just before he left. I was in the kitchen with Baby. She was cooking a late supper for us. Tuesday was such an insanely busy day between my Covid-19, the frustrations of opening a new Haitian bank…

Looking Back/Looking Ahead

Looking Back/Looking Ahead

From May 26, 2021 We are entering a time of transition at Santa Chiara. With the departure of Billy and the arrival of Gabens Preval as the new CEO of the Santa Chiara Children’s Center, change is the operative word these days. This transition has been made more difficult because of Billy’s regrettable decision not to participate in it.

New Zoom Star

New Zoom Star

From May 24, 2021 Yesterday I attended a Secular Franciscan meeting in California via Zoom. When I signed into the meeting, Moïse was seated on my lap. He was an instant star, as the participants all greeted him. After about five minutes, I said that I had to return Moïse to his weekend Nanny, Merlin, because I was afraid he’d…

Medical Emergency

Medical Emergency

From May 23, 2021 Yesterday shortly before noon Gabens came to the second floor to tell me we had to go to the supermarket. Ugh. I had been up and working since four in the morning. I wanted to say to him: “Sorry, my 4 to noon shift is about over.” Two hours of walking all over the supermarket, left…

A New Reality

A New Reality

From May 20, 2021 After not coming to work on Friday, Monday, and Tuesday without calling or writing to explain his absence, Billy sent a WhatsApp message to Gabens late Tuesday afternoon informing him that he was not returning to work because he resigned. I’ll address the reasons behind his sudden and unexpected resignation in a future Journal entry. His…